Nearly 2,200 pounds of pot seized at Arizona border

TUCSON, AZ - Federal authorities have seized more than $1 million worth of marijuana from a tractor-trailer in southern Arizona.

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents stopped the big rig Monday that was headed north beyond the Interstate 19 checkpoint.

A canine team working at the checkpoint south of Amado alerted agents to suspected narcotics in the tractor-trailer, prompting a secondary inspection.

Agents used detection technology to discover 88 bundles of marijuana concealed in a false wall inside the big rig.

They say more than 2,100 pounds of marijuana was seized and turned over to federal drug enforcement officials.

The unidentified driver of the big rig was arrested.
 

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